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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

PPL Corporation’s (PPL Quick QuotePPL ) subsidiary PPL Electric Utilities announced that it has reached an agreement to reduce the transmission rates and lower customer bills. If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the savings and refunds will be effective Dec 1, 2021.

Per this arrangement, base return on equity for the utility’s electric transmission formula rate will be reduced from 11.18% to 9.9%. This will save $1.54 for residential customers and $2.15 for business customers on a monthly basis for a one-year period. The transmission rate is a component of the supply charge listed on customer bills and PPL Electric passes those savings directly to its customers.

Long-Term Goals & Emission Reduction

PPL Corporation tries to strengthen its infrastructure for providing continuous supply to customers and keeping the bills at a reasonable level. For the same, the utility makes investments to focus on infrastructure-construction projects for generation, transmission and distribution.

Courtesy of the ongoing investments for strengthening its infrastructure, customers are experiencing far less outages. The company aims to cut outages further on the back of the ongoing investments. It will continue making investments to strengthen grid, electricity and gas distribution plus electricity transmission, expand renewable generation capacity and focus on new technology to serve customers more efficiently.

The company also makes efforts to meet the carbon-emission reduction target. It updated its mission to curb carbon emission by 70% within 2035 instead of 2040 and 80% by 2040 instead of 2050 through the introduction of carbon capture technology and addition of more renewable sources to its generation portfolio. Further, it aims to become carbon neutral by 2050. As of 2020, it achieved nearly 60% emission cut from the 2010 levels.

Other utilities like Xcel Energy (XEL Quick QuoteXEL ) , Duke Energy (DUK Quick QuoteDUK ) , DTE Energy (DTE! Quick QuoteDTE ) , all have plans in place to achieve net-zero emissions within 2050.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Noble Energy, Inc., incorporated on December 29, 1969, is an independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. The Company’s portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, domestic and international and a balanced production mix among crude oil, natural gas and NGLs. The Company operates in approximately seven core areas, including the DJ Basin (onshore United States), the Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore United States), offshore West Africa and offshore Eastern Mediterranean. The Company’s sanctioned projects include DJ Basin (onshore United States), Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), Gunflint (deepwater Gulf of Mexico) and Tamar Southwest (offshore Israel). Its operations are grouped into approximately four components that are all primarily in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, production and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon); Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus), and Other International and Corporate. Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname, the North Sea and China, and new ventures. Its proved reserves are approximately 1,420 million barrels oil equivalent.

The Company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties onshore and offshore, and seeks to acquire exploration rights and conduct exploration activities in various areas of interest. The Company’s properties consist primarily of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. The Company also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering systems and other crude oil and natural gas-related pipeline systems. These assets are primarily used in the processing and ! transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company conducts exploration activities in domestic and international locations, including the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa and offshore the Falkland Islands.

United States

The Company’s assets in the United States include DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Other Onshore US. DJ Basin is a United States crude oil resource play. DJ Basin covers an area of approximately 396,000 net acres. The Marcellus Shale contains natural gas resources. The Company has a 50-50 joint development agreement with CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL) in approximately 700,000 gross acres in southwest Pennsylvania and northwest West Virginia. The Company operates the wet gas (natural gas containing more liquid hydrocarbons) development area in Majorsville, West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, Shirley and Oxford, West Virginia, while CONSOL primarily operates in the dry gas (natural gas containing less liquid hydrocarbons) development area. The Company and CONSOL also operate CONE Gathering LLC (CONE Gathering), which constructs, owns and operates midstream infrastructure servicing its joint production and is the general partner controlling interest in CONE Midstream Partners. It also operates Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The Company operates in various onshore United States areas, including Rocky Mountains and Bowdoin (north central Montana). The Company holds leases on approximately 100 deepwater Gulf of Mexico blocks, representing approximately 39,000 net developed acres and approximately 329,000 net undeveloped acres.

West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon)

The Company’s onshore West Africa is one of the core operating areas and includes the Alba field, Block O and Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea, the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC, offshore Cameroon and one block offshore Gabon. The Company holds approxima! tely 118,! 000 net developed acres and over 30,000 net undeveloped acres in Equatorial Guinea, over 511,000 net undeveloped acres in Cameroon and approximately 403,000 net undeveloped acres in Gabon. Aseng is a crude oil field on Block I, offshore Equatorial Guinea and includes over five horizontal wells. Alen is a natural gas and condensate field primarily on Block O, offshore Equatorial Guinea, which includes approximately three horizontal wells and over three natural gas injection wells connected to a production platform that utilizes the Aseng FPSO for storage and offloading. The Company has over 34% non-operated working interest in the Alba field, offshore Equatorial Guinea. Its operations include the Alba field and related production and condensate storage facilities, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant where additional condensate is extracted along with LPGs, and a methanol plant capable of producing approximately 3,100 gross metric tons per day. The Company has an interest in over one million gross undeveloped acres offshore Cameroon, which include the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC. The West Africa natural gas project includes the 2007 Yolanda discovery (Block I) and 2008 Felicita discovery (Block O), offshore Equatorial Guinea, and the YoYo discovery, offshore Cameroon, and associated natural gas from Aseng and Alen, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Company operates Block F15, an undeveloped, ultra-deep water area, covering approximately 671,000 gross acres.

Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus)

The Company’s leasehold position in the Eastern Mediterranean includes approximately eight leases and three licenses operated offshore Israel and over one license operated offshore Cyprus. It holds approximately 80,000 net developed acres and over 261,000 net undeveloped acres located between 10 and 90 miles offshore Israel in water depths ranging from 700 feet to 6,500 feet. The license offshore Cyprus covers approximately 464,000 net undeveloped acres adjacent t! o its Isr! ael acreage.

Other International

Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname and new ventures. It has no proved reserves.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy(NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy(NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Noble Midstream (NYSE:NBLX) has a bold plan to grow its already impressive 7.4%-yielding distribution to investors by 20% per year all the way through 2022, which is one of the fastest rates in the midstream sector. Driving that growth would be the expansion of the company’s oil and gas gathering system to support the anticipated increase in production from customers like its parent, Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Fueling that forecast is the company’s ability to expand its midstream footprint to support the growth of its customers, including its parent Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL). The company operates several gathering systems in both the Permian Basin and DJ Basin that it expects to continue expanding as customers drill more wells.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Williams Partners L.P. focuses on natural gas transportation, gathering, treating and processing, storage, natural gas liquid fractionation, and oil transportation activities in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Gas Pipeline, and Midstream Gas and Liquids. The Gas Pipeline segment owns and operates approximately 13,900 miles of pipelines with annual throughput of approximately 2,700 trillion British thermal units of natural gas and delivery capacity of approximately 13 million dekatherms of gas. This segment also owns interests in joint venture interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline systems. The Midstream Gas and Liquids segment includes natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities; and crude oil gathering and transportation facilities that serve the producing basins in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico, and Pennsylvania. Williams Partners GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Williams Partners L.P . was founded in 2005 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Matt DiLallo(Williams Companies): This natural gas pipeline giant has had a slow start in 2018. Through the first half of the year, cash flow at the company’s MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has only increased by about 2%, due mainly to recent asset sales. However, with a major expansion project coming on line, cash flow growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. That project and others in the pipeline have the company on track to grow cash flow 9% in 2018 and another 13% next year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Overall, earnings at both Williams and its MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were down slightly versus the year-ago period due to asset sales, while cash flow modestly increased thanks to lower interest expenses.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Simpler organizational structures could yield significant benefits for individual investors. In addition to being easier to follow and understand, it will make it easier than ever to own some of the most important pieces of energy infrastructure in the United States. The proposed merger between Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) is a great example, as it owns some of the best natural gas infrastructure in the United States. Here’s why investors should be bullish on the multi-billion dollar merger.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Natural gas pipeline giant Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and its MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) reported mixed second-quarter results after the close Wednesday. Earnings declined fractionally due to asset sales and some higher costs. Cash flow, on the other hand, moved slightly higher thanks in part to lower interest expenses as a result of debt reduction. However, while both numbers underwhelmed in Q2, they should head much higher in the coming year because Williams has several expansion projects under way that should boost its bottom line.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

BHP Billiton Plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a resources company that discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas; development of potash; mining of metallurgical coal, thermal coal, copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ore. It is also involved in the exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons; and provision of freight, administrative, and logistics services. BHP Billiton Plc sells its copper and zinc concentrates to smelters; copper cathodes to wire rod and brass mills, and casting plants; uranium oxide to electricity generating utilities; metallurgical coal to steel producers; and energy coal to electricity generation industry. The company was formerly known as Billiton Plc. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. BHP Billiton Plc is a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Group.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as sharesrose 11.5%. Those gains cameeven though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tengasco, Inc.(TGC)

Tengasco, Inc., incorporated on April 18, 2011, is engaged in the business of exploration for and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s area of oil exploration and production is in Kansas. The Company’s subsidiary, Manufactured Methane Corporation (MMC) operates treatment and delivery facilities in Church Hill, Tennessee, for the extraction of methane gas from a landfill for eventual sale as natural gas and for the generation of electricity. The principal markets for the Company’s crude oil are local refining companies. The Company holds a working interest in over 210 gross wells.

The Company’s operated properties in Kansas are located in central Kansas and include approximately 180 producing oil wells, approximately 30 shut-in wells and approximately 40 active disposal wells (the Kansas Properties). The Company maintains a working interest in most of its wells and undrilled acreage in Kansas. The terms for most of the Company’s leases in Kansas range from 3 to 5 years. The Company’s gross oil production in Kansas is approximately 160 thousand barrels (MBbl). Its technologies include three-dimensional (3D) seismic imaging utilizing microseismic interpretation for drilling wells. It has approximately 27,000 gross acres under lease containing approximately 14,200 gross acres held by production (HBP) and approximately 12,800 gross acres not HBP in various stages of development.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. Tigercoin has a market cap of $103,538.00 and approximately $3.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0024 or 0.00000036 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, Tigercoin has traded 12.4% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded down 3.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on August 23rd. During the last seven days, Tigercoin has traded 8.4% lower against the dollar. Tigercoin has a total market capitalization of $98,130.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0023 or 0.00000035 BTC on popular exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (TGC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on September 6th, 2013. Tigercoin’s total supply is 43,536,800 coins. The official website for Tigercoin is tigercoin.wordpress.com. Tigercoin’s official Twitter account is @TigerCoin.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Regulated electric utility operations – generating, purchasing, and distributing electricity through MGE.

Regulated gas utility operations – purchasing and distributing natural gas through MGE.

Nonregulated energy operations – owning and leasing electric generating capacity that assists MGE through MGE Energy’s wholly owned subsidiaries MGE Power Elm Road and MGE Power West Campus.

Transmission investments – representing our investment in American Transmission Company LLC, a company engaged in the business of providing electric transmission services primarily in Wisconsin.

All other – investing in companies and property that relate to the regulated operations and financing the regulated operations, through its wholly owned subsidiaries CWDC, MAGAEL, MGE State Energy Services, NGV Fueling Services, and Corporate functions.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

May 22, 2018: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but it’s been a bumpy day ever since, especially for the blue chips. Trading has been mixed all day with the energy sector the day’s biggest loser while financials and utilities have performed best. The FOMC releases the tea leaves, uh, minutes, of its latest meeting tomorrow. A slightly weakening dollar and still-high 10-year yields pretty much offset each other.

WTI crude oil for June delivery closed at $72.13 a barrel, down about 0.2% for the day. The July contract settled down about 0.2% at $72.20. June gold added about 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,292.00. Equities were headed for lower close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded down 0.69% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.26%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.12%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTM8) for June delivery traded at $8,195, down about 2.4% on the CBOE after opening at $8,420 this morning. The trading range today was $8,170 to $8,450.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as shares rose 11.5%. Those gains came even though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billiton’s Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 4.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 765,052 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,417 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Cross Country Healthcare were worth $8,606,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Cross Country Healthcare in a report issued on Tuesday, February 19th. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of ($0.01) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.01. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Cross Country Healthcare’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.01 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at ($0.01) EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $0.04 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target points to a potential downside of 15.68% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cedar Fair Entertainment (NYSE: FUN) and The Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its position in Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE:MSG) by 28.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 6,673 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,472 shares during the period. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel’s holdings in Madison Square Garden were worth $2,070,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.98.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) were up 12.5% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the mobile games specialist is a potential acquisition target.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its position in shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) by 7.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 189,256 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,840 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Zynga were worth $770,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 635,597 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 41,113 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 2.62% of Coherent worth $99,420,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 453,873 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 9,868 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Coherent were worth $85,056,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: RELX N.V.(RENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Relx (NYSE:RENX) was upgraded by research analysts at Barclays to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

    RENX has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Relx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. UBS Group cut shares of Relx from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This small-cap oilfield services play has some big upside potential. Tetra Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TTI) is a diversified oil and gas services company, with the bulk of its revenue derived from drilling and completion fluids, as well as contract compression services by way of its 42% stake in CSI Compressco.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.71.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) by 10.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,583,243 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 702,910 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 6.04% of TETRA Technologies worth $33,746,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    B. Riley set a $8.00 price target on TETRA Technologies (NYSE:TTI) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for TETRA Technologies’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.17 EPS and Q1 2019 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Affimed N.V.(AFMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Affimed (NASDAQ:AFMD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    AFMD has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub raised Affimed from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Jefferies Financial Group raised Affimed from a hold rating to a buy rating and upped their target price for the stock from $1.80 to $4.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on Affimed from $6.00 to $4.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Affimed from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $5.25 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $4.81.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Affimed (NASDAQ:AFMD) fell nearly 20% today after — well, no news, really. But a few days ago, the company soared 246% after announcing that Genentech, owned by Roche, decided to take the small German company’s untested technology platform for a spin. The previously under-the-radar biopharma also got a cool $96 million up-front payment and could see up to $5 billion in milestone and royalty payments if everything goes smoothly. 

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Affimed N.V. (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares more than doubled early on Tuesday after it was announced that the firm entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Genentech to develop and commercialize novel NK cell engager-based immunotherapeutics to treat multiple cancers. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Affimed N.V. (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares dropped sharply early on Friday after the company released new results from its early stage trial with Keytruda. Affimed presented new interim data from the Phase 1b dose escalation study evaluating AFM13, its lead NK cell engager candidate, at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 23rd Congress in Stockholm, Sweden

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Owens-Illinois Inc.(OI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI) bonds rose 1.1% against their face value during trading on Thursday. The debt issue has a 5% coupon and is set to mature on January 15, 2022. The debt is now trading at $99.50 and was trading at $99.88 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes predict parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    However, though the broad markets didn’t wind up moving much, well-received news for some specific companies helped to send their stock prices higher. L Brands (NYSE:LB), Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI), and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE:OI) jumped 9.9% on Friday after activist investor Atlantic Investment Management called for the glass-container specialist to take a number of actions to maximize shareholder value.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $18.21 and last traded at $18.01, with a volume of 79684 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.82.

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After a promising start to 2018, major stock indexes forfeited their yearly gains over the past few weeks amid heightened concerns about a looming trade war between the U.S. and China. Now, as investors look to rebound from what has been a tough stretch for many, it could prove prudent to dig deep into the tried-and-true strategies of Wall Street’s top figures.

One of those top performers is, of course, the legendary Warren Buffett. Dubbed the “Oracle of Omaha” for his decades of success, Buffett has amassed billions of dollars through a meticulous brand of value investing that touts patience and confidence. Simply put, Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B ) firm are icons of the investing world.

Berkshire Hathaway’s U.S. long stock portfolio holds positions in 45 individual stocks, with the five-largest of those positions accounting for roughly 62% of its total value. This portfolio is tracked by a large swath of investors looking to mimic the success of Berkshire’s legendary CEO.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, Jabil (NYSE:JBL) stumbled following an analyst’s negative comments, and Canada Goose Holdings (NYSE:GOOS) soared after posting a stunningly good quarter.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    And the licensing deal with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), which makes GoPro cameras, to have the camera tech added into third-party devices, expands the window of opportunity further.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Jabil (NYSE:JBL) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 743,100 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,349,000.

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Following the June FOMC meeting, silver prices are hovering at very attractive price levels. With interest rates heading higher, it’s going to be a very good time for silver hounds to buy on the dip and deliver incredible profits in the months ahead. Learn more right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    On Thursday, the European Central Bank held its meeting in Latvia to discuss the future of its quantitative easing program. The central bank of the world’s largest economic bloc said that it will likely end its quantitative easing program in December. This represents an extension beyond the current plan to end the stimulus program in September. ECB President Mario Draghi said the program would be reduced to 15 billion euros each month during the final three months of the year. Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in 2018. The central bank said that economic growth has been rising at a solid rate and hinted that it could raise rates two more times this year. Fed Chair Jerome Powell did raise an alarm on Wednesday after stating that companies are holding back on investment due to ongoing concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Trump is expected to decide this week on whether to proceed with tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods. Trade tensions are heating up again. This morning, China announced it would call off its deal to avoid a trade war if the Trump administration proceeds with tariffs on Friday morning. Tomorrow, the Trump team will decide if it will hit China with tariffs on roughly $50 billion in goods.
    Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, CMCSA, TSLA, MSFT
    Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) will report earnings after the bell Thursday. The software giant is expected to report earnings per share of $1.54 on top of $2.15 billion in revenue. Insider buying is alive and well at Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA). Chair and CEO Elon Musk purchased $25 million in company stock, according to a

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Regions Financial Corporation(RF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Regions Financial in a research note on Sunday, April 22nd. B. Riley upped their target price on shares of Regions Financial from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $17.56.

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    Regions Financial Corp (NYSE: RF) draws nearly two-thirds of its deposit base from consumers and in just six states. This leaves it exposed to regional risks as well as a weaker consumer if inflation and low wage growth continue. Shares have outperformed the sector with a 30% run over the last year and trade for 1.4-times book value, a 49% premium to the five-year average of 0.93-times. The bank was small enough to avoid many of the regulatory hurdles after the recession and may not benefit as much as peers in deregulation.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billiton’s Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as shares rose 11.5%. Those gains came even though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as shares rose 11.5%. Those gains came even though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billiton’s Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc.(ESES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS: HRCXF) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1001025646776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Profire Energy, Inc.(PFIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) gapped down before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $3.20, but opened at $3.80. Profire Energy shares last traded at $3.38, with a volume of 4662724 shares traded.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,602,194 shares, a growth of 696.7% from the June 15th total of 452,167 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,769,785 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 10.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Rosacea Therapeutics Market 2024 Industry Trends, Growth, Analysis, Opportunities and Overview (digitaljournal.com) JUNE 22 DEADLINE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Edge Therapeutics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm (finance.yahoo.com) EDGE INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Edge Therapeutics, Inc. Investors (businesswire.com) 50 days simple moving average (SMA50) Evaluation Asanko Gold Inc. (NYSE:AKG), Edge Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ … (stocksnewspoint.com) Investor’s Alert (price to sales ratio) Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), Central Fund of Canada Limited (NYSE:CEF … (stocksnewspoint.com)

    Edge Therapeutics traded up $0.08, reaching $1.03, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,232,982 shares, compared to its average volume of 854,768. Edge Therapeutics has a fifty-two week low of $0.84 and a fifty-two week high of $17.77.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Maxim Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $7.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 114.07% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25. Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialist Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractor Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producer W&T Offshore, Inc. both fell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producers California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) and Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively. 

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) confirmed Monday it will host an informal talk in September at an energy conference.

It isn’t immediately known what is on the agenda for the meeting. The organization gathered back in April with the hopes of setting a limit on oil production, but Saudi Arabia refused to agree to a freeze and cited Iran’s similar stance.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Valero Energy Corporation along with large cap peersMarathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), formerlyTesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO),all giving a similar performance whilemid capWestern Refining, Inc (NYSE: WNR) has varied a bit from its peers:

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That ability to organically discover new shale plays has saved it a ton of money. The company was able to quietly gobble up 50,000 acres in Oklahoma over a four-year period for just $750 an acre. Contrast that with rivalsDevon Energy(NYSE:DVN) andMarathon Oil(NYSE:MRO). Devon spent $1.9 billion to buy Felix Energy in late 2015 for the company’s 80,000 acres in Oklahoma, paying a whopping $23,750 an acre. Meanwhile, Marathon paid $888 million for PayRock Energy and its 61,000 acres in the state, which amounted to roughly $14,500 an acre. EOG’sdeepknowledge of shale helps it know where to look so it can lock up land for next to nothing before rivals even know what’s there.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) which traded down about 12% at $30.55. The stocks 52-week range is $28.79 to $45.16. Volume was about 30 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 5 million.

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    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

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    Now, I haven’t dabbled in U.S. shale oil or in the permian basin since I extracted myself from Apache (APA) several months ago after an epic fight in the name of capital preservation. But The Wall Street Journal ran a piece last week explaining that due to already-mentioned distribution bottlenecks, Permian-basin oil prices had fallen below $60 a barrel despite the fact that WTI futures were trading above $70.

  • [By ]

    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vaalco Energy Inc(EGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Money Morning News Team]

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    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $2.20.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.(NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a sharp drop on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting substantial declines in response to a combination of economic factors. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond climbed above 3% for the first time since 2014, but of greater concern to many market participants were remarks in major corporate earnings reports suggesting that business conditions had likely hit their peak and were poised to deteriorate going forward. With raw materials costs starting to pick up, many manufacturers are reporting inflationary pressures that could hurt profits. Yet even as the broader indexes fell, some individual companies had good news to report. Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), and Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Furthermore, the company also noted that its guidance didn’t include any production from its $400 million acquisition of the remaining 22% interest in its Alaskan assets from Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). Those assets produced an average of 63,000 BOE/D last year and could provide an incremental boost during the first quarter depending on when it closed. The deal also benefits Anadarko by giving it some cash to beef up its share repurchase program, which it did by adding another $500 million to its $2.5 billion authorization earlier this year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $70.09 and last traded at $69.57, with a volume of 189410 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.01.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AlpaCoin (CURRENCY:APC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on May 13th. AlpaCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of AlpaCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, AlpaCoin has traded 71.5% lower against the U.S. dollar. One AlpaCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top company is still down a stunning 30% from highs printed in 2014, the last time oil traded at $70. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) operates through three segments. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces natural gas, oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The other segments areMidstream and Marketing.

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: CSI Compressco LP(CCLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Compressco Partners (NASDAQ:CCLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) warned investors earlier this year that 2018 would be a challenging one. The offshore service and product company also thought that the first quarter would be particularly tough because it’s a seasonally weaker quarter. While itdidn’t go exactly as the company envisioned, the results met its muted expectations overall.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 833 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,415% compared to the average daily volume of 55 put options.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

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    ALK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 price objective on Alaska Air Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Buckingham Research dropped their price objective on Alaska Air Group from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. TheStreet lowered Alaska Air Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered Alaska Air Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.00.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

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    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

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    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

Hallador Energy (HNRG) and BHP Billiton (BBL) HeadHead Survey

Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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55.7% of Hallador Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.2% of BHP Billiton shares are held by institutional investors. 45.1% of Hallador Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. BHP Billiton pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Hallador Energy pays out 30.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BHP Billiton pays out 77.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Hallador Energy and BHP Billiton, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hallador Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
BHP Billiton 0 2 4 0 2.67

Hallador Energy presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.72%. BHP Billiton has a consensus price target of $38.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.70%. Given Hallador Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hallador Energy is more favorable than BHP Billiton.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hallador Energy and BHP Billiton’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hallador Energy $271.63 million 0.76 $32.04 million $0.53 13.04
BHP Billiton $38.29 billion 1.29 $5.89 billion $2.53 18.47

BHP Billiton has higher revenue and earnings than Hallador Energy. Hallador Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BHP Billiton, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Hallador Energy and BHP Billiton’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hallador Energy 10.08% 3.82% 1.75%
BHP Billiton N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Hallador Energy has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its stock price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BHP Billiton has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Hallador Energy Company Profile

Hallador Energy Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, production, and sale of steam coal for the electric power generation industry in the United States. The company holds interests in the Oaktown 1 underground mine located in Knox County, Indiana; the Oaktown 2 mine located in Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois; Carlisle underground coal mine located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana; and Ace in the Hole mine located near Clay City, Indiana. It is also involved in oil and gas exploration activities in Michigan and Indiana. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

BHP Billiton Company Profile

BHP Billiton Plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. It operates through four segments: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal. The company explores for copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical coal, thermal energy coal, and oil and gas properties. It also engages in the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; the provision of freight, finance, and administrative services, as well as trading, marketing, and support services; and potash development activities. The company was formerly known as Billiton Plc. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. BHP Billiton Plc is a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Group.